With its unique timer feature, Snapchat offers a fun and sneaky way to share photos and videos with friends.
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If you want to keep in touch with all your friends and coworkers, you don't have to jump around from one service to another.
Any programmer now can build software to tap into Windows Live Messenger's network. Perhaps in time IM will become less fragmented and more useful.
Who needs pricey SMS when you can get free, real-time conversations via instant messaging? These two popular IM apps just got the push-notification treatment.
Adium is the best chat client available for the Mac OS. Period. It also happens to be 100 percent open source.
For the times when you have more to say than a text message, but less than a phone call, a voice message is the answer.
Quickly relay messages to friends with a solution that turns your smartphone into a walkie-talkie, for those times when texts or phone calls just won't do.
The company's new ChatOn IM service will be available on its own Bada-powered handsets as well as smartphones running Android and Apple's iOS.
New asynchronous messaging app is different enough to be useful, but not so unique that it confuses.
BitTorrent's new instant messaging program doesn't store metadata and offers end-to-end encryption.